Serpents in the Nest: CAIR and the German American Bund

Pro-Nazi German American Bund rally at Madison Square Garden. New York, United States, February 20, 1939.

Cross posted from Radarsite

Fritz Kuhn, head of the antisemitic and pro-Nazi German American Bund, speaks at a rally. United States, between 1936 and 1939.

What exactly was the German American Bund?

The German American Bund, an organization of ethnic Germans living in the United States, was marked by a pro-Nazi stance. Aside from its admiration for Adolf Hitler and the achievements of Nazi Germany, the German American Bund program included antisemitism, strong anti-Communist sentiments, and the demand that the United States remain neutral in the approaching European conflict. Public opinion surveys of 1939 show that Fritz Kuhn, the leader of the German American Bund, was seen by the U.S. public as the leading antisemite in the country.

Actual membership figures for the German American Bund are not known with certainty, but reliable estimates place membership at 25,000 dues-paying members, including some 8,000 uniformed Sturmabteilungen (SA), more commonly known as Storm Troopers.

The German American Bund carried out active propaganda for its causes, published magazines and brochures, organized demonstrations, and maintained a number of youth camps run like Hitler Youth camps.

German American Bund activities often led to clashes–even street battles–with other groups, most notably with Jewish veterans of World War I. A February 1939 rally was held on George Washington’s birthday to proclaim the rights of white gentiles, the “true patriots.” This Madison Square Garden rally drew a crowd of 20,000 who consistently booed President Franklin D. Roosevelt and chanted the Nazi salutation “Heil Hitler.”

The German American Bund closely cooperated with the “Christian Front” organized by the antisemitic priest Father Charles Coughlin. The activities of the German American Bund led both Jewish and non-Jewish congressional representatives to demand that it be investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee chaired by Martin Dies. The Committee hearings, held in 1939, showed clear evidence of German American Bund ties to the Nazi government.

Shortly thereafter, Kuhn was convicted of embezzling funds from the organization and was sentenced to prison. In the following years, a number of other German American Bund leaders were interned as dangerous aliens, and others were jailed for various offenses. By 1941 the membership of the organization had waned. After the United States entered World War II in December 1941, the U.S. government outlawed the German American Bund.


And what exactly is CAIR?

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a civil liberties and advocacy group for Muslims in North America that was created in June 1994; its professed goals are to enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice and empower American Muslims.” In its work, the group has been a party to lawsuits, testified before the United States Congress, and met with President George W. Bush.

Critics say that the organization and its leadership have ties to Islamic terrorist organizations and ideologies. CAIR responds by calling the accusations “urban legends”, and says that its detractors represent “the extremes in our society“.

· CAIR’s lineage goes back to a key Hamas leader (Musa Abu Marzook), and that CAIR has long been connected with, and “exploited” the 9/11 attacks to raise money for the Holy Land Foundation, a Hamas front group.

· CAIR is heavily supported, financially and otherwise, by suspect Saudi and UAE-based individuals and groups.

· CAIR states that the U.S. judicial system has been “kidnapped by Israeli interests,” and claims that anti-terror law enforcement action against the Holy Land Foundation was “an anti-Muslim witch hunt” promoted by “the pro-Israel lobby in America.”


A note from Radarsite: Overtly supporting and showing allegiance to a foreign government, actively proselytizing and recruiting new members, vehemently antiwar, virulently antisemitic, actively carrying out propaganda for its causes, publishing magazines and brochures, organizing demonstrations, and ultimately seeking world hegemony. These are just a few of the parallels between the German American Bund and CAIR. There are, of course, many more.

Unfortunately, one of the most glaring differences between these two seditious organizations is that almost immediately after America went to war in 1941 the U.S. Government outlawed the Bund, whereupon it quickly dissipated and eventually disappeared completely from the American scene. Furthermore, those vociferously pro-German, anti-war Americans, or groups of Americans, such as The America First Committee, quietly and unobtrusively exited the stage after hostilities began.

Incredibly, however, seven years after 9/11 CAIR is still with us, still filing complaints and threatening law suits, still warmly welcomed by our gullible MSM, loudly condemning the latest alleged anti-Muslim atrocities, still advising our governmental agencies and our major corporations on Muslim /American relations, still fighting their phony war against that ludicrous straw man of ‘anti-Muslim backlash’.

Remarkably, ingeniously, despite having been labeled by prosecutors as “unindicted co-conspirators” in connection with the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, despite the startling revelations made by respected investigative journalists and authors, such as Steve Emerson, Robert Spencer et al, and despite the further indictments of eleven more CAIR officials, bringing the new total to fourteen, this gang of Islamic thugs still remain free to do their devil’s work, seemingly immune to our occasional outbursts of impotent outrage.

Consider this sentence:

“German American Bund activities often led to clashes–even street battles–with other groups, most notably with Jewish veterans of World War I…”

And this recent headline:

JDL Stages Demonstration at Arab Federation Building


Defiant chants of “Condemn Muslim Terrorism Now”
and “Jewish Blood Is Not Cheap” could be heard in streets of downtown Toronto,
on Thursday afternoon, July 31st, as 30 members of Toronto’s Jewish Defense
League staged an angry demonstration in front of the offices of the Canadian
Arab Federation.

Perhaps there is no single quote which more succinctly expresses the continuing success that CAIR has undoubtedly enjoyed in pulling the wool over our collective eyes than this credulous entry in Wikepedia:
“The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a civil liberties and advocacy group for Muslims in North America”.

It should be obvious by now that CAIR is no less of a danger to us today than the German American Bund was to us in 1941. It should be equally obvious that CAIR must be completely and totally expunged from our vulnerable American society. But in order for us to achieve this absolutely crucial objective we must harden our hearts against compromise and appeasement. We must somehow find the strength to acknowledge these irrefutable truths and find the courage to act on them. And — perhaps the most difficult challenge of all — we must confront those amongst us who still believe in the fundamental goodness of serpents. – rg

CAIR sources:—jdl-stages-demonstration-at-arab-federation-building.html

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